Experts Say Journalists Could Be Espionage Act’s Next Frontier

In the nearly 100 years since enactment of the 1918 Espionage Act, the government has chosen – out of respect for press freedom – not to prosecute journalists. That harmony skipped a beat last week, however, when the Justice Department announced it would review media-subpoena policies to address the leaky faucet of classified leaks.

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Flynn Associates Subpoenaed in FBI’s Russia Investigation

Amid the fallout of President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey, federal prosecutors have issued grand jury subpoenas seeking the business records of known associates of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

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Journo Facing Subpoena in Oregon Refuge Takeover Trial

A federal judge on Tuesday allowed prosecutors to list a reporter as a potential witness in the second trial over the occupation of Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, despite objections that the government waited to issue a subpoena until after the confirmation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is more likely to take such steps than his predecessor.

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